Portsmouth Primary SCITT

Quality opportunities for trainees, teachers and children in Portsmouth leading to excellent education in our city.

About Us

Portsmouth Primary SCITT began training graduates to become primary teachers in September 2000


School Centred Approach: Hands-on Training

How to Apply

Follow this link for details of how to apply


There is a range of finance options available. Find out more here.

After completing a fashion degree and travelling, I knew that teaching was actually the career for me. SCITT gave me the opportunity I thought was out of reach with such little experience. However, with a strong support network and guidance from the staff, lectures and mentors I had this chance. After 2 years of being a qualified teacher I became leader for reception. During this year, EYFS were awarded ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED. I am now in my 4th year of teaching and have become a SCITT mentor myself which has been a rewarding experience.

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Helena Meek

Applying and starting the Portsmouth PGCE SCITT course was the realization of my original career plan from school, though I have started a little later on in life having previously served in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineering Artificer. The life and work experience gained during this time has been beneficial to me whilst on this course and I have no regrets about coming into teaching a little later in life. I am supported on this course by my wife and two young daughters, who are proud their dad is a teacher

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Anthony Martin

Seven years ago I was a Sales Administration Manager for a local fabrics company. It was whilst I was a parent helper in my daughter’s class that I realized how much I enjoyed working with children and decided to change my career by becoming a class assistant. I decided to study for a degree on a part-time basis at Portsmouth University. I joined the SCITT course in September and haven’t looked back since! The course has been challenging, enjoyable and rewarding and I am now looking forward to having my own class at a local Infant school in September.

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Sue Powney

Why choose Portsmouth Primary SCITT?

Top 5 teacher training provider in the UK
20 years experience of bespoke school based teacher training
95%-100% employment for the last 5 years
Outstanding provider since 2004 (OfSTED)
3 year guaranteed allocated places (only 10% of providers have received this in recognition of high quality training)
Exceptional retention rates (95% of our trainees are still in the teaching profession 5 years later)
Small cohort which means we can personalise your training
PGCE and QTS (option for Masters credits) accredited by the University of Chichester

Contact Us

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit to our training rooms to discuss our programme, please contact us on 023 9237 3432.